Human Primary Alveolar Epithelial Cells - Type II

Cat. No.
5x10⁵ cells / 1.0 ml
Cat. No. T4116
Name Human Primary Alveolar Epithelial Cells - Type II

Human Primary Alveolar Epithelial Cells (Type II) are charazterized by small size, cubiodal, alveolar space. These cells have a large and round nucleus with vacuoles present in the cytoplasm. Lectin is present on the cell surface and will react with a-galactose residues. Adjacent cells are connected by tight junctions or intermediate connections. Within the cytoplasm, there is a higher frequency of mitochondria and rough ER. This cell line is a stem cell line of alveolar epithelial cells and can multiply and differentiate into new ATII cells, as well as other upper cells. 

Unit 5x10⁵ cells / 1.0 ml
Cell Type Primary Cells
Organism Human (H. sapiens)
Tissue Lung
Growth Properties Adherent, epithelial
Split Ratio 1:2
Growth Conditions

Use of PriCoat™ T25 Flasks (G299) or Applied Cell Extracellular Matrix (G422) is required for cell adhesion to the culture vessels. PriGrow X Series Medium (TM4116) + 1% Penicillin/Streptomycin Solution (G255), 37.0°C, 5% CO₂.

Subculture Protocol

Volumes given below are for a T75 flask; proportionally increase or decrease the volume as required per culture vessel size. Subculture cells once the culture vessel is 80% confluent.

1. Aspirate the culture media, and add 2-3ml of pre-warmed 0.25% Trypsin-EDTA to the culture vessel.

2. Observe the cells under a microscope to confirm detachment (typically within 2-10 minutes). Cells that are difficult to detach can be put in 37°C, for several minutes to facilitate detachment.

3. Neutralize Trypsin-EDTA by adding an equal volume of the complete growth media into the culture vessel.

4. Transfer the culture suspension into a sterile centrifuge tube, and centrifuge at 125xg for 5 minutes. The actual centrifuge duration and speed may vary depending on the cell type.

5. Aspirate the supernatant, and re-suspend the pellet with pre-warmed fresh complete growth media. Add appropriate aliquots of the cell suspension to new culture vessels, as desired.

6. Incubate the cells at the recommended conditions.

Application Research Use Only.
Storage Condition Vapor phase of liquid nitrogen, or below -130°C.
BioSafety II

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